Stay in the ancestral home of a Keralan family who are passionate about both sustainable farming and excellent food. Three meals a day are included, prepared by the house chefs, and you'll even have opportunities to learn to prepare the dishes yourself.
The guest rooms are situated in the main house and, for a little more seclusion, in a cottage in the grounds. Wonderful massages and other Ayurvedic therapies are available, along with daily yoga practise, and there’s a gorgeous swimming pool in the garden if you fancy a dip.
Leisure: freshwater pool, Ayurvedic treatments, yoga
Rooms: 8 rooms
Take your best shot at spotting wildlife with an itinerary that includes not one but three different parks, all located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This allows you to explore some surprisingly diverse scenery, see myriad bird and animal species, and hugely increase your chances of spotting one of these elusive big cats.